This morning, the Buffalo Bills announced that they were parting ways with running back LeSean McCoy. The Chargers coaching staff, specifically head coach Anthony Lynn, have history with the veteran runner. That combined with the ongoing holdout of Chargers running back Melvin Gordon raised the question of whether or not Los Angeles might have interest in McCoy’s services. ESPN’s Josina Anderson reported via Twitter:
Quick reax text regarding any interest inside the #Chargers building for RB LeSean McCoy: "Always."— ig: josinaanderson (@JosinaAnderson) August 31, 2019
Very early though. My impression from convo, needs more discussion to be flushed out.
Throughout his career, McCoy has been one of the best running backs in the league, so the name probably gets some people excited. Those people should probably go back and look at McCoy’s 2018 season, however.
Reminder that LeSean McCoy was brutal last year, and he is now 31 years old.— Evan Silva (@evansilva) August 31, 2019
* Career-low 3.2 yards per carry
* Career-low 3.9 yards per touch
* 55th among 56 RBs in yards after contact per rush (2.01)
* 48th among 56 RBs in @PFF Elusive Rating
It is hard to see where McCoy would fit on the Chargers even if the coaching staff was partial to him. Would he really want to come be the RB3 behind Austin Ekeler and Justin Jackson? It doesn’t really add up for either side of that potential deal. The possibility apparently exists, though, so we will just have to wait and see.